How to Turn Your Garage Into a Dream Space for a Chicago Sports Fanatic
With people spending more and more time at home these days due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many have utilized their garage space like never before. From turning your garage into a home office or gym to using it as a rec room, it can provide a practical and inviting area for your friends and family to gather. There is no time like the present to show your love for your favorite Chicago sports team. Whether it is the Bears, Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks, Fire, or Sky, you can share your pride in a fun and festive way. If you are more of a college sports fan, don your garage walls with items showing your support of schools like Northwestern, Loyola, DePaul, or the University of Illinois. Not only can this improve the aesthetics of your garage, but it may also increase your home’s overall value.
Converting That Old Garage Into a Winner
With many major sports teams not permitting fans in the stands to combat the spread of the coronavirus, the only option is to watch games on television instead of in person. Since we are all craving a change of scenery, why not create one in your own garage? Now that the winter months are upon us, it is the ideal time to tackle a home project you might have been putting off. The garage can be an extension of your home, especially when the weather outside is frightful.
If your garage is not finished, that might be the first step in making it usable in the cold Illinois winters. This may include insulating the walls and door, waterproofing it by filling in any foundation cracks, or adding a drop ceiling with can lighting. Basketball lovers may even go so far as to install a wooden basketball court in their garage so they can practice layups or free-throws. Adding stadium seats can really give the effect of being at the ballpark, football field, or arena.
A few of the creative ways you can enhance your garage by turning it into a sports room include:
- Installing drywall and flooring
- Adding electrical features (light fixtures, outlets)
- Painting the walls with your team’s colors
- Building a wet bar/kitchen area
- Buying furniture (tables, chairs, couches) and accessories (pillows, blankets) with your team’s logo
- Installing flat-screen TVs
- Putting in surround sound
- Hanging sports banners or flags inside or outside
- Decorating with pictures of your team’s players or mascot
Contact a Downers Grove Garage Professional
The Chicago area is known for its legendary sports teams and even more for its loyal fans. The reputable team at Blue Sky Builders has more than 40 years of experience renovating and upgrading garage structures of all different sizes and layouts. Our skilled DuPage County garage builders can help you create a fun and unique space to commemorate your favorite Chicago sports team. To request a free estimate, call us today at 630-852-8485.